In support of the government’s efforts to stem the spread of the Covid-19 that is claiming the lives of Liberians and others, globally, the Liberian Bankers Association (LBA) has donated a huge consignment of food and non-food items to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).
The bankers’ donation, which was done recently at the NPHIL office in Congo Town is intended to enhance the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic as well as provide much-needed support to health workers.
The materials included 15 pieces of thermometers, 50 cartons of Clorox, 50 cartons of Pop soap, 20 cartons of alcohol, 100 bags of 25kg rice, 50 gallons of Argo oil and five cartons of gloves.
The LBA comprises of nine banking institutions, including the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment, United Bank for Africa Liberia, Ecobank Liberia Limited, GN Bank, AccessBank, Global Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, International Bank Liberia, Afriland Bank as well as Central Bank of Liberia, among others.
Presenting the items, the president of LBA, John S. Davies, III, said the donation is intended to awaken the interest of everyone to join the government in the fight against the Coronavirus.
“Coronavirus has no cure and so it is the responsibility of all Liberians to join and support the fight against this deadly menace,” said Davies, who is also the President of Liberian Bank for Development and Investment.
He acknowledged the efforts of the government in containing the virus and called on all Liberians to help in whatever way they can.
“We know that each member of the financial institutions within the LBA is making efforts and small strive in their own capacity to lend a hand of support to the national government.
“Again, it’s not so much of the magnitude we have provided, it is the gesture that is important. We know that in order to defeat this very difficult enemy (COVID-19), it requires all of us to bring our little drops of water and in the final analysis, we will make a mighty ocean that can wash this virus away.
“So, on behalf of the Liberia Bankers Association, I like to present to you (Mr. Fallah) this token in the fight against COVID-19,” he noted.
The LBA boss was joined by the association’s head of Secretariat, Doren McIntosh and her assistant Sarah Lamie.
The Director-General of the NPHIL, Dr. Mosoka Fallah, who received the donation on behalf of the government expressed gratitude to the bankers association for the kind gesture and assured that Liberians are committed to fighting the deadly disease.